Sri Lanka Under-19 will take on Bangladesh Under-19 in the 5th and final Youth ODI of the series on Monday. Sri Lanka U19 are on the verge of whitewashing Bangladesh U-19. The hosts are leading the series 4-0 and are just one step away from sealing the series 5-0. They fought really hard as a team and deserve to be on the winning side.
Bangladesh U19 shouldn’t be too disappointed, since it’s a learning curve for them. They came very close in the last 3 matches, but failed to win any of those games. They need to regroup themselves and think about what went wrong in this series.
It’s a balanced surface and we witnessed some close battles in the last 3 matches. Bowlers have a slight advantage here, and anything over 220 is a good enough total to defend.
Harindu Jayasekera, Ryan Fernando, Shavon Daniel, Pawan Pathiraja, Lahiru Dewatage (wk), Raveen de Silva, Dunith Wellalage (c), Vinuja Rampo, Wanuja Sahan, Sasanka Nirmal, Danal Hemananda
Mahfijul Islam Robin, Iftakhar Hossain Ifti, Prantik Nawrose Nabil, Aich Mollah, Meherob Hasan (c), Ariful Islam, Gazi Mohammad Tahjibul Islam (wk), Ahosan Leon, Mohiuddin Tareq, Naimur Rahman, Mushfik Hasan
Top Picks – Sri Lanka Under-19
Pawan Pathiraja is the top run-getter in this series. In 4 matches, he has notched 175 runs at an average of 43.75, which includes 2 half-centuries.
Shavon Daniel is a handy cricketer at the top of the order. He has added 163 runs in 4 matches in this series at an average of 54.33 and has even picked up 2 wickets with the ball.
Top Picks – Bangladesh Under-19
Aich Mollah is a bankable player for Bangladesh U-19. He has scored the most runs for his side in this series, with 148 runs in 4 matches at an average of 37, with the highest score of 86.
Ariful Islam brought up his half-century in the last match, where he got out after scoring 50 runs from 67 balls. Overall in this series, he has scored 120 runs at an average of 30 and has picked up 3 wickets as well.